Coworking Community Spotlight: Stephen P. Williams

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Feb 2, 2015 10:18:00 AM

Meet Stephen P. Williams: Writer, Entrepreneur, Grindist, and all-around awesome human being.  We're lucky to have him in our coworking community and now you get to meet him, too.  



Name: Stephen P. Williams

Occupation: Writer/Entrepreneur

Current City: New York

Grind Location:
Broadway

Why do you work out of a coworking space?
I am energized by the movement and buzz of people. I've had offices alone, and I prefer being in the mix. Plus, I've met a lot of people I've ended up working with.

Why Grind?
The light. The great staff. The coffee. And the owners. Plus, all the fantastic people who work there.

What is your current state of mind?
Positive, grateful, optimistic about our ability to make the future good.

Which talent would you most like to have?
Painting canvases. Being an artist.

What one app on your phone could you not live without?
Instagram, of course.

What is your most beloved possession?
I have no beloved possession.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Social entrepreneurs helping to encourage light, dignity, and peace in the far reaches of the planet, out of reach of media glory.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Raising three beautiful children.

What is your favorite occupation?
Writing novels.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A breeze through the trees and over the beach, a book, a lover, my friends.

What's your favorite Grind memory?
The first month Park Avenue opened, when there were only five or six of us in the vast, beautiful space.

Interested in joining the Grind community?
Book a tour
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Topics: featured grindist

Freelancers: What Should You Charge? How to Justify Your Rates

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Another great 99U article for all you freelancers out there!  Give yourself some credit and charge what you deserve!

Freelancer_Stages

When I first started freelancing, I thought I knew how to price myself. I charged $50 an hour because, well, it’s what my equivalent hourly rate was before I went out on my own. It was easy to justify — I could point to any number of other rate sheets, pricing calculators, and other resources to make it clear why I should be paid what I was asking. It was the “market rate” of somebody like me. 

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Topics: entrepreneurs

Grindist Kelly Hoey In Conversation with Entrepreneur Ginny Gilder

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 28, 2015 3:40:22 PM

Grindist Kelly Hoey recently chatted with serial social enterprise entrepreneur Ginny Gilder for Sharp Heels and the interview has left us totally inspired.  Check out the full piece below!

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Topics: entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs

Stretch and Be Social With Yoga Means Business!

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Join our friends (and Grindists!) Yoga Means Business this evening (1/22) for their weekly social club!  Email info@yogameansbusiness.com for more details!

What:  YMB Social Club

Who:  Movers and shakers at NYC's most exciting companies

Stretch:  Thursday (1.22) 5:05 PM @ Jivamukti Yoga School in Union Square ($15)

Stretchpectations:  A 1-hour class accessible for beginners and comprehensive for those with more experience.  Unlike YMB classes at your office, you'll need to change into workout clothes for this one.

Social:  6:15 PM ETA for post-class Happy Hour @ All'Onda (13th b/w 5th & 6th)

FYI:  You can come to one or both parts of this social club

Bonus:  Last week's playlist available for your listening pleasure on Spotify

Host:  Yoga Means Business is making life at work easier with truly office-friendly yoga and meditation.  30-Minutes.  No change of clothes.  No yoga mats.  For everyone.  

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Topics: Well being

How to Beat the Afternoon Slump--In Your Coworking Space or Elsewhere!

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 21, 2015 10:32:37 AM

We've all been there--3pm and you can barely keep your eyes open at your desk.  So, how can this afternoon slump be avoided?  Meredith Lepore of Skillcrush has come up with 7 tips to help those in coworking spaces and beyond! 

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Topics: listicles, Well being

What Martin Luther King Would Say About Workplace Diversity Today

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 19, 2015 1:45:09 PM

Happy Martin Luther King Day! What a great opportunity for us all to take a closer look at diversity in the workplace--and Inc. has done just that.  Check out their tips for creating a more diverse and inclusive team below.

It's fitting that on Martin Luther King Day, we take stock of how far the nation has come toward hitting Dr. King's ideal for a more perfect union. Sanctioned segregation is no more, suffrage is (mostly) universal and for the first time in history an African American male is president of the United States. But, in the world of business especially, diversity--a goal for which King fought fervently--remains elusive.

Over the summer, at the prompting of Reverend Jesse Jackson, a slew of Silicon Valley tech companies publicly disclosed their gender and racial make up, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Twitter, eBay and Apple. The statistics were underwhelming, to say the least.

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Topics: grindworthy, entrepreneurs

11 Incredible Coworking Space Statistics

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 16, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Happy Friday!  Considering joining a coworking space?  Here are just 11 reasons why that's a great idea.  

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Topics: coworking, listicles

Entrepreneurs and Freelancers: Give Yourselves a Break!

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Rejoice, Grindists!  According to Elizabeth Grace Saunders, free time is absolutely essential to mental clarity and maintained success, especially for entrepreneurs and freelancers.  Check out why!

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Topics: entrepreneurs, Well being

Emerging Trends -- Commercial Real Estate and the Future of Work

Posted by David Singer,   Jan 14, 2015 8:30:00 AM

By David Singer

Every year at about this time commercial real estate wonks dig into the publication of a battery of predictions  --  who shall live and who shall die  --  about the fortunes of commercial real estate for the coming year. The report, published annually through a collaboration between PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute -- Emerging Trends -- 2015, is available for download here.

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Topics: grindworthy

This Step Will Make All the Difference: A Lesson for Our Coworking Community

Posted by Grind Admin,   Jan 12, 2015 9:00:00 AM

by Adi Redzic

Author Chris Brogan recently tweeted that “It’s not about having more money, but living life on your own terms.” For you and I, and any aspiring entrepreneur, this is precisely why we let go of false stability of corporate world. Instead, we choose to navigate the turbulent and uncertain waters of start-ups. We choose to spend our days at Grind and feed our Intelligentsia coffee and tea addictions. We choose freedom. We call the shots. 
But this freedom isn't all. It isn't enough. 

We also need clarity of purpose. 

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Topics: guest bloggers, entrepreneurs

Behance Seeks Social Media Copywriter

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 7, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Our friends at Behance are hiring a part-time/freelance Social Media Copywriter!  Read on to see if you fit the bill!

The Behance Team (part of the Adobe family) is looking to hire a seasoned copywriter with Social Media Experience. We’re the leading platform to showcase and discover creative work, and are hiring a freelancer whose work will involve describing the creative work found on Behance.net to supplement the content on our Social Media Channels (@Behance, Behance Facebook).

We empower our community to create their best work – to be inspired and delighted by what others are doing in the creative space. That’s where you come in: your job will be to help the internet discover kickass creative work, and inspire creatives to upload their own (while celebrating all the talent that’s already on Behance).

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Topics: job listings

7 Resolutions for Every Entrepreneur

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 6, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Ah, January.  The perfect time to make a resolution and stick to it.  Aside from personal resolutions, what are the best kind of goals for entrepeneurs to make in the new year?  Read on to find out what Grasshopper thinks will help your business grow in 2015.  

PS:  We thinking joining a coworking community like Grind is a GREAT start! 

1. Get More Feedback from Your Audience

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Topics: entrepreneurship, listicles, entrepreneurs

Grindists BIPB Seek Tableau Consultant

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 22, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Do you want to work with the best? Grindists BIPB are hiring and you could be the perfect addition to their already awesome team!

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Topics: job listings

Top 15 Entrepreneurs Who Give Back To The Community

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

'Tis the season to give thanks and give back.  Forbes rounded up a list of the Top 15 Entrepreneurs Who Give Back To The Community and it's a great reminder for us all to give back as we head into a new year. 

As a successful entrepreneur, some consider it their obligation to give back to the community. For them, it’s not “just a tax write-off” or a way to boost their PR campaign. In fact, with the world’s leadingentrepreneurs such as Tej Kohli, Mark Zuckerberg andCharles Johnson constantly making Top Philanthropist lists, it’s clear that it goes deeper than an angle. When someone is blessed with a lucrative business they started from scratch, they come to learn that nothing feels better than earning money on hard work, sweat and tears—except, perhaps, giving much of it back.

According to a survey backed by Ernst & Young and conducted by Australia’s Fidelity Charitable Gift Trust, 89 percent of entrepreneurs donate to charity. An additional 70 percent donate their time as well. If a company is led by an entrepreneur, their charitable giving is on average more than double of their peers who aren’t led by entrepreneurs. Here’s a look at the top 15 entrepreneurs who give back.

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Topics: grindworthy, entrepreneurs

Grindists in the News: Adam Quinton

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 18, 2014 8:30:00 AM

We already knew that Grindist Adam Quinton is awesome, but now that he's featured in AlleyWatch's list of 100 NYC Tech Influencers You Need to Know, the rest of the world does too!  Check out Adam at number 41!

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Topics: grindworthy, press and interviews

Grindists NYFU Seek Furniture Sales Consultant

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 15, 2014 2:03:00 PM

Grindists NYFU are hiring! Know someone who's looking for a new job?  Keep reading...

NYFU is an online brand which brings affordable functional furnishing & decor to apartments and offices without sacrificing on quality and design. Our goal is to revolutionize the furniture shopping experience and upgrade urban living. Our site is home to sectional sofas, sofa beds, multi-purpose tables and ottomans, and many more…We have branched off of the 60+ year old furniture brand Lazzoni.us.

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Topics: job listings

Moonlighters Take Note: 5 Helpful Tips from Entrepreneurs

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 11, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Grindist Asha Ink is featured in Mashable's recent article and we're digging her advice for fellow moonlighters!  In case you didn't already know, Grind's newest membership plan is called Moonlighter and perfect for those who are ready to jump-start their second careers. 

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Topics: entrepreneurship, listicles, entrepreneurs

Interested in Bringing On a Business Collaborator?

Posted by Karina Warshaw,   Dec 9, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Thinking you don’t want to go it alone? Things would be more fun if shared with a partner? Need the financial contribution of someone else? Choosing a business collaborator is an important decision, one that can make or break your business.

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Topics: collaboration, Well being

Elle Communications Seeks PR Assistant & Interns

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 8, 2014 12:40:24 PM

Looking for a new job or know someone fabulous who is looking?  Grindist Elle Communications is hiring!

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Topics: job listings

From Our Coworking Community: Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 5, 2014 10:53:37 AM

One perk of having an 'industry agnostic' coworking community at Grind?  Lots of great companies with excellent holiday gift ideas.  We've compiled a short list of just a few of our members' products and why they're simple and easy presents for your loved ones this holiday season. 

Sweaters and jewelry are nice, but how about a gift that's reallyuseful? We've made it easy for you to do just that--give your favorite person a Grind membership with the click of a button. Check out all of our gift options here.

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